eBay Active Content Ban – Template Updates
POSTED March 6, 2017

eBay Active Content Ban – Template Updates

As most sellers will know by now, eBay will be disallowing active content in June this year. This means eBay will no longer support the likes of JavaScript, Flash and form actions inside the listing description area. Unfortunately, a lot of advanced features would rely on this functionality to work, in particular dynamic loaded elements such as self-updating store categories, cross promotions, and feedback statistics.

Over the past few months I have been working hard to update the range of eBay templates I offer, to ensure they are 100% compliant with the new policy. This has meant replacing soon to be prohibited features with alternative (non active-content) solutions and removing any dynamically loaded scripts.

Since these changes,  features such store categories and cross promotions are still present on my templates but are automatically inserted into the template (via the free template tool) as static HTML, rather than dynamic scripts that self-update. My free template tool will still connect to eBay’s servers and pull in your categories and other listings, but once listed to eBay will no longer update automatically. This is something that could change in the future, but for now is the only real option to include include these elements without any re-occurring charge.

As always I am very happy to welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have.




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